IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence is an integrated business intelligence suite that provides a wide range of functionality to help you understand your organization's data. Everyone in your organization can use IBM Cognos BI to view or create business reports, analyze data, and monitor events and metrics so that they can make effective business decisions.

IBM Cognos BI integrates the following business intelligence activities in one Web-based solution. Before you use IBM Cognos BI, you should understand how each of the components that make up the IBM Cognos BI user interfaces can help you do your job.

Table 1. IBM Cognos BI components and what they are used for
Component Activity
IBM Cognos Connection Publishing, managing, and viewing content
IBM Cognos Insight Managed workspaces
IBM Cognos Workspace Interactive workspaces
IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced Ad hoc querying and data exploration
IBM Cognos Report Studio Managed reporting
IBM Cognos Event Studio Event management and alerting
IBM Cognos Metric Studio Scorecarding and metrics
IBM Cognos for Microsoft(tm) Office Working with IBM Cognos BI content in Microsoft Office
IBM Cognos Query Studio Ad hoc querying
IBM Cognos Analysis Studio Data exploration

Depending on your licensing permissions, you may not have access to all the functionality available in IBM Cognos BI.